Almost a quarter of teachers who have qualified since 2011 have already left the profession

Over 27,000 newly qualified teachers since 2011 have already left the profession. Recent analysis shows that UK teachers are working longer hours than those in other countries and the pay cap has meant a real terms pay cut over the … Continue reading Almost a quarter of teachers who have qualified since 2011 have already left the profession

“Ordinary working families” are getting poorer under Theresa May, says new report

Anti poverty charity Joseph Rowntree Foundation have reported that higher inflation plus the benefit freeze and other reforms means many families “are getting further away from a livable income”, according to Buzzfeed. A family in which one adult works full-time … Continue reading “Ordinary working families” are getting poorer under Theresa May, says new report

People on zero hours contracts are 50% more likely to suffer mental health issues

UCL Institute of Education researchers have analysed data of millennials, finding that those who are employed under zero hour contracts are 50% more likely to report poor mental health than those in stable employment. There are over 900,000 people working … Continue reading People on zero hours contracts are 50% more likely to suffer mental health issues

Government report into public sector pay cuts shows devastating real term pay falls for teachers, police and nurses

The Office of Manpower Economics commissioned a report into the pay of public sector workers which reveals the scale of the austerity motivated pay freeze. The revelations show the scale of the pay freeze, with an estimated £3 pay fall … Continue reading Government report into public sector pay cuts shows devastating real term pay falls for teachers, police and nurses

11% of women report discrimination at work after having babies

The government commissioned a report in 2015 which revealed 11% of new mothers report discrimination at work as a result of having a baby. The reasons range from being dismissed, made redundant though others weren’t, or treated badly so they … Continue reading 11% of women report discrimination at work after having babies

Skills shortage intensifies, employers having to pay “well above market rate” to attract new staff

A survey of 400 firms conducted by the Open University said it had been difficult to find workers with specific needed skills and confirm they have had to pay “well above market rate” to attract staff. Open University calculated it … Continue reading Skills shortage intensifies, employers having to pay “well above market rate” to attract new staff

More UK nurses and midwives are leaving than joining

For the first time since 2008, more midwives and nurses are leaving the profession than joining it, according to the BBC. The Nursing and Midwifery Council said the statistics show a drop of almost 2,000 nurses in the year to … Continue reading More UK nurses and midwives are leaving than joining